THE FRIENDS OF JACKSONVILLE'S

               HISTORIC CEMETERY

Friends of Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery

HISTORY SATURDAY - SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH

Jacksonville Historic Cemetery Talks and Tours

​May through September 2017

This unique program was first offered in 2011, and continues to be very popular with locals and visitors alike. Each year we offer new topics that we are sure you will find fun, interesting and informative. The talk, followed by a short walking tour, starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2017

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS

May 13 - "Entertainment and Leisure Time" - In the Late 1800's and Early 1900"s  

June 10 - Travel by Stagecoach   

July 8 - Early Jacksonville Fires

August 12 - Farmers and Ranchers

September 9 - Pack Trains  



  EVENING WALKING TOURS - SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

 May through August 2017

Join us for a little after dinner stroll through the cemetery grounds and learn about the history of the various fraternal and religious organizations that make up the seven sections of Jacksonville's Cemetery. We will also visit a number of grave sites in each of the sections and share the stories of those buried in this Silent City on the Hill. Other cemetery related topics will also be included. The tour will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE FOR 2017

DATES AND FEATURED PROGRAM TOPICS

May 9 - Visit the Improved and Independent Order of Red Men Sections of the Cemetery 

June 13 - City Section - This will be an expanded tour of the largest section of the cemetery

                         which we toured in May, 2016.  

July 11 - Cemetery Art - Symbolism and Inscriptions

August 8 - Cemetery Ornamentation - Monument Styles and Monument Makers  

Some walking is involved in both programs, History Saturday and the Evening Walking Tours, so be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Tours and/or topics may not be suitable for children. Please meet your Docents at the Sexton's Tool House at the top of Cemetery Road. Parking is available within the cemetery grounds.

No advance registration is required and while the tours are free, donations are greatly appreciated and help to support our educational programs, as well as on-going cemetery restoration and preservation work.

For more information, call 541 826-9939 or email info@friendsjvillecemetery.org. Wheelchair accessible by prior arrangements.


To request and arrange for a group tour at other times, please call 541 826-9939 or email us at: info@friendsjvillecemetery.org     

History Saturday Program - June 2016

GUIDED TOURS